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  • March 2022

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    MAX Credit Union Announces 2021 Community Achievement Recipient
    MAX Credit Union named Mercy House as the recipient of the 2021 MAX Community Achievement award. The MAX Community Achievement award is based on overall contribution to the community as well as continued efforts to bring people together making a positive impact. Mercy House is a local non-profit organization located in the Washington Park community where it focuses on eliminating barriers that have plagued citizens in this area.

    Montgomery’s Dream Court Awarded Amid “Today Show” Spotlight
    A homegrown Montgomery tennis program has been honored by the United States Tennis Association for continuing its work to serve special needs athletes through the pandemic. The USTA named Dream Court the winner of its 2021 Adaptive Tennis Award for “continued excellence, dedication and service in tennis for an adaptive tennis community.” The award was presented by tennis legend Jim Courier recently during a segment about Dream Court on NBC’s “Today Show.”

    Alabama Power Receives EEI Emergency Response Award
    Alabama Power was honored by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) with an Emergency Response Award for helping restore service to Texans affected by Hurricane Nicholas. Presented to EEI member companies, the Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptions caused by extreme weather or other natural events.

    Mayor Reed Selected as Secretary of African American Mayors Association
    Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed was selected to serve as Secretary of The African American Mayors Association (AAMA), the only organization exclusively representing African-American mayors in the United States Its mission is to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. This includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.

    Alabama Farmers Federation Celebrates 100 Years
    The Alabama Farmers Federation, a statewide force in agriculture, lobbying and insurance, marked its 100th anniversary at its two-day annual meeting. Almost 1,200 farmers from each of Alabama’s 67 counties attended the meeting, which included the election of state leaders of the organization and a program honoring the group’s history. The program also marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of Alfa Insurance Co., which was started by the organization in 1946.


    Montgomery’s Lower Lounge’s Nick Ware Named “Bartender of the Year”
    Lower Lounge’s Nick Ware was selected as 2021’s Bartender of the Year in the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association’s 2021 Stars of the Industry Awards. Ware was among three other regional bartender finalists and competed at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook.

    Beasley Allen Partner to Lead Black Attorneys Group
    LaBarron Boone has worked at Beasley Allen since 1995 and was the first African American to be named a partner at a major Montgomery law firm. Now a partner with the firm, Boone has been elected president of The National Black Lawyers Top 100. NBL is a national network of African American plaintiff and defense attorneys who work in law firms, government agencies and academia.

    Beasley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers
    Beasley Allen announced 25 firm lawyers received special recognition by Super Lawyers rating service for the 2021 Mid-South Region. Eleven attorneys were named to the 2021 Super Lawyers list, including the firm’s Principal and Founder Jere L. Beasley. In addition, 14 Beasley Allen attorneys were included on the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list.


    Faulkner Law Professor Honored
    Faulkner Law’s John G. Browning was recently honored by the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) with the Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award. The OBA gives this award to “the author of the best-written article published this year in the Oklahoma Bar Journal.” His award-winning article “Blazing the Trail: Oklahoma Pioneer African American Attorneys” was featured in the May 2021 issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal.

    Bradley Attorneys Honored
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced that 119 attorneys across the firm’s offices in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee were selected to the 2021 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars.” Additionally, seven Bradley attorneys were named to the publication’s “Top Lists” in the 2021 edition. The firm’s Government Contracts Practice Group was also recently recognized, being named among Law360’s 2021 Practice Groups of the Year. Bradley is one of only six firms in the nation to receive this honor.

    Two Bradley Groups Recognized with 2021 “Go-To Thought Leader Awards”
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and Cannabis Industry team have been recognized with The National Law Review’s 2021 “Go-To Thought Leader Awards.” Bradley’s Labor and Employment Practice Group was recognized in the category of COVID Vaccine Mandates for coverage regarding masking and vaccine requirements. The firm’s Cannabis Industry team was selected in the category of Cannabis Industry Regulation for coverage of the medical cannabis industry in Alabama.
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